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Simtokha Dzong

| 5 kms south of Thimphu, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 11 10 48
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1st Dzong in Bhutan

Lot of history and a beautiful sight. Just outside Thimpu, you can view it on your way to Dochula... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
random_musings
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Singapore, Singapore
Quiet and Impressive

This dzong is situated a little outside (5km?) Thimphu. Not many tourists visit, so it has a calm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShubhaS
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Noida, India
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| 5 kms south of Thimphu, Thimphu, Bhutan
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+975 17 11 10 48
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"beautiful fort"
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"inside the main temple"
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"visit this place"
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"hill top"
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"thimphu valley"
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"lord buddha"
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"oldest"
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"history"
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"monastery"
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"unison"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lot of history and a beautiful sight. Just outside Thimpu, you can view it on your way to Dochula Pass.

Thank random_musings
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dzong is situated a little outside (5km?) Thimphu. Not many tourists visit, so it has a calm ambience. The structure is well preserved, and well worth visiting if you take the trouble to read up about it in advance. Many 14th century murals inside...More

Thank ShubhaS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a huge monastery. Many of these Dzongs reminds one of Hindu temples .. The Dzongs have dress code for visitors. The sight of the tall Budhdha at a distance from this Dzong was beautiful. This is a major tourist attraction in Thimpu. J...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simtokha dzong being very old built by Shri Namgysl to unify Bhutan. It’s a unique of its own kind and built in 16 th century. It has a historic as well as royal value.

Thank Sanjay B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a must visit Dzong for visitors to Bhutan.The key attraction is its unique architecture and the way it has been preserved .

Thank guddu1954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bulit in 1629 the ancient Buddha abode offers a holistic view it's most peaceful the chakra of Lord Buddha has a message for all if u are spiritual meditation here will take u to next level.i shall cherishthis in my memories

Thank ash0501
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Considering the amount of Dzong's in Bhutan, its easy to get bored (since most of them have similar interiors and exteriors). I would suggest clicking photos from a vantage point and not going to the Dzong (unless you really love history).

Thank Prathamesh S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Altough this is the first dzong in Bhutan, it's like all the rest. Maybe I was dzong'd out by this point. You can't take photos inside now. I wouldn't go out of your way.

Thank jo l
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Dazonga situated in a calm quit area with the murmuring sound of fleshly himalayan river ...also view the traditional events of bhuddhist monks.

Thank Antony S
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This the oldest dzong in Bhutan and its beautiful with prayers going on every time. We can see the buddha point from this place. Beautiful paintings inside on the walls andthere. well preserved and maintained since the monks also have living quarters there

Thank noel m
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